The facades of Antoni Gaudí’s still incomplete Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona. Covid-19 is further delaying the finishing of the famous church. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
The facades of Antoni Gaudí’s still incomplete Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona. Covid-19 is further delaying the finishing of the famous church. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley

Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia to mark a milestone in its construction, even as Covid-19 shutdown threatens to put 2026 target for declaring basilica’s structure complete out of reach

  • Barcelona’s top attraction, the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, has been dogged by delays since the church’s cornerstone was laid in 1882, so what’s one more?
  • While it will mark a construction milestone on December 8, Covid-19, which brought work to a halt, means it may not be declared structurally complete in 2026

Topic |   Architecture and design
The facades of Antoni Gaudí’s still incomplete Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona. Covid-19 is further delaying the finishing of the famous church. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
The facades of Antoni Gaudí’s still incomplete Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona. Covid-19 is further delaying the finishing of the famous church. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
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